I find it too terrible to think that people might book into a hotel because it looks pretty regular, but once you’re inside the horror begins. The Riccarton Racecourse Hotel in New Zealand is like that and looks as though you could have an ordinary night in it. And yet it is thought to be one of the most haunted places in Christchurch, New Zealand. Apparently in 1933 Donald Fraser was murdered in the hotel sleeping next to his wife.
This murder happened in the dark hours of the night and to this day the former licensee of the hotel’s spirit roams the passages and rooms of the hotel as he searches for his killer who has never been discovered. He was shot dead from a double-barrelled shotgun and was just 41 at the time.
There had been a party at the hotel on the night of his death and everyone was thoroughly checked but there just was never enough evidence to find the killer. The particularly cold-blooded murder at the hotel may well have created a sensation way back in 1933, but today even its plain and calm exteriors won’t have me staying over for a night just to experience the wrath of Donald Fraser. Let me know of any haunted spots you know of which might be worth a visit if I can pluck up the courage.